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Publication numberUS1853564 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date12 Apr 1932
Filing date3 Apr 1930
Priority date3 Apr 1930
Publication numberUS 1853564 A, US 1853564A, US-A-1853564, US1853564 A, US1853564A
InventorsJacobi Edward N
Original AssigneeBriggs & Stratton Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Locking device
US 1853564 A
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E. N. JACOBI LOCKING DEVICE April 12, 1932.

2 Sheets -Sheet l Filed April 3, 1930 E. N. JACOB] LOCKING DEVI CE April 12, 1932.

Filed April 5, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr, 12, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENTIQFFICEI EDWARD N. JACOBI, F MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR TO BRIGGS ,& STRATTON CORPORATION, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE LOCKING nnvrcn Application filed April 3, 1930. Serial No. 441,254.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in locking devices and has as one of 1ts ob ects, to provide key controlled means for looking a nut member against unauthorized movement.

Another object of this invention resides in Another object of this invention resides in,

the provision of a nut member having-a drivin or actuatin member normall drivin l connected therewith, and key controlled means for securing the driving member in a position disconnected from the nut member.

A further object of this invention is to provide a tire locking device of compact unitary construction, in which all of the elements are mounted within a single casing.

And a still further object of this invention resides in the provision of a tire locking device of the character described, having'a disappearing portion of polygonal shape with which a tool is engageable when'in unlocked position.

With the above and other objects inview which will appear as the description proceeds, my invention resides in the novel construe tion, combination and arrangementof parts substantially as hereinafter described and more particularly defined by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the hereindisclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention constructed according to the best mode I have so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof, and in which: I

Figure 1 is a cross sectional View of a portion of a conventional tire carrier and a tire mounted thereon, and illustrating the application of my improved locking device; I

Figure 2 is an enlarged transverse sectional view taken through the locking device and illustrating in detail its application'to a tire carrier stud;

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken throughFigure 2 on the plane of the line 7 F igure at is a cross sectional view taken through Figure 2 on the plane of the line Figure 5 is a View partly in section and partly in elevation taken on the plane of the line 55 of Figure 2 and illustrating-the mechanism in unlocked position;

elements of the structure shown separated and in their proper order of assembly, and

Figure 7 is a perspective view illustrating in detail the construction of the locking bolt and its yieldable urging means.

Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings, in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, the numeral 8 represents a portion of a conventional spare tire carrier upon which a tire 9 is adapted to be mounted in the usual manner to be secured thereon by the engagement of'a clamping tongue 10 with the outer edge of the tire rim 11.

As is customary, the clamping tongue 10 has its enlarged upper end 12 apertured, as at 13, to be engaged over a stud 14 carried by an attaching member 15 secured to the car- 1 rier 8, and heretofore, the-tongue has been held in clamping position merely by a nut threaded on the outer end of the stud. The

present invention contemplates the combination with a novel nut element 16 for securing the tongue in clamping position of key controlled means for preventing unauthorized movement thereof.

The nut elementis' adapted for threaded Figure 6 is a perspective View of the major onol driving member 21 is projectable to V engagement therewith of a tool or wrench, by key controlled means to'b'e' later described.

Means are also provided whereby'the driving member 21 is drivingly connectedwith the nut element only when it is projected beyond the enclosure as illustratediin Figure 1 so that when in its retracted position, no

means whatsoever are afforded for imparting rotation to the nut element; as the only portion of nut element not within the enclosure is its cylindrical end 17 which, when the nut element is in operative position, is inac: cessiblewithin the counterbore'in. the clamping tongue:

The enclosure 20 consists of a cup shaped casing or shell 22: and a cap or cover 23' secured thereto after'the entire mechanism. is properly assembled and inserted in the casing. The bottom of the casing, which forms the outer endof the enclosure has a hexagonal opening 24 through which the correspondingly shaped outer end. of the driving member is projectable.

Inwardly of its hexagonal tool engageable end portion the driving member is expanded to form: a cylindrical enlargement 25,

" whose outside diameter is substantially equal to the inside diameter of the casing 22'tobe slidable therein to and from a position at which the driving member is drivingly engaged with the inner end 19 of the nut element.

lugs 28 extended from the inner end of the driving member with twooi. a series of recesses 29 formed in theouter surface of the nnt'element inner end.

An expansive spring 30. having one end received in a counterbore 31 in the inner end ofthe nut element and its other end engaging in a counterbore 32 formedin the inner end of a lock cylinder mounting head 33 contained within the cylindrical portion 01" the driving member, normally yieldably urges the driving member to project its hexagonal tool engageable end outwardly of the enclosure and its lugs 28 into: driving engagement with the recesses formed in the nut I ment; and. to secure the driving member in I freely rotatable with'respect to the nut element, rotation of the driving member and the enclosure, when the driving member is retracted, has no effect on the nut element.

I The lock cylinder mounting member 33 substantially fills the interior of the driving member and has a longitudinal bore 35 in which a lock cylinder'36 is rotatably mounted. The lock cylinder is of conventional construction. and has a plurality of locking tumblers 37 which normally yieldably extend into one of apair of tumbler receiving grooves 38 formed in themounting member in communication with its bore 35 and are adapted to be retracted within the periphery of the cylinder to free the same for rotation upon the insertion. of a proper key 39.

As best illustrated in Figure 2, the inner end of the lock cylinder 36 terminates inwardly of the. inner end of the mounting memberiand has an eccentrically located cam 40' projected rearw ardly therefrom for operative engagement with a locking bolt abutment 41, whereby rotation of the cylinder imparts longitudinal movement to the'locking bolt which is slidably mounted in a transverse slot 42in the mounting head.

The locking bolt 34 is-stamped from a fiat pieceof metal and as bestshown' in Figure 7 has a. reduced end 43 and. an enlarged head 44-, andv the slot 42 in which the bolt is slidably mounted has a wide portion 45 ota width substantially equal to the diameter of the bore 35 and a narrow portion. 45. A shoulder is thus formedv between the wide and narrow portions of the slot with which the roundedportion between the narrow end 43 and thehead 45 of? the bolt isnormally engaged by an expansive spring 46 confined between the upper end' of the locking bolt and a retaining. member 47 The retaining member 47 is pressed from bendable metal and has a central spring engaging part 48 and side flanges 49 receivable in transverse channels 50 formed in the mounting head in communication with the wide portion 45 of locking bolt receiving opening. The spring engaging central part 48 extends inwardly to align with the longitudinal axes of the locking bolt and the spring is held against displacement by a project-ion 51 on the lower end of the central spring engaging part 48 and an upwardly extending lug 52 on the locking bolt, the lug 52 and the seat for the spring being disposed inwardly of the upper end of the locking'bolt to permit a longer spring to be used without necessitating additional space.

In assembly, the lock cylinder is inserted in the mounting head from its rear, after which the locking bolt and the retaining member 47, together with the spring 46, are inserted. The assembled structure is then slid into the driving member 21 before itsnut element engaging lugs 28 are pressed in wardly to their operative positions. It is noted that after the structure is assembled with the driving member the inner wall of the driving member prevents outward movement of the spring retainer 47 and the lower ends of its side flanges 49 by extending downwardly over the inner end of the lock cylinder prevent inward longitudinal movement of the cylinder. The narrow end 43 of the locking bolt extends beyond the peripheral wall of the mounting head and when the parts are in locked position as illustrated in Figure 2, is projected through an opening 53 in a keeper member 54. The member 54 is pressed from bendable metal and has a curved portion 55 whose outersurface is struck on an arc coinciding with the diameter of the mounting head 33 and the mounting head has a portion of its cylindrical wall cut away, as at 56,to a depth substantiallyequal to the thickness of the member 54 from its inner face to its opening 42 and from the opening 42 outwardly, the depth of the cut-away portion is increased, as at 57 lVith the member 54 engaged in its recess formed by the cut-away portions 56 and 57 in the mounting head, its outer wall forms substantially a continuation of the mounting head and is thus adapted tobe received in the drivingmember together with the mounting head. The inner end of the member 54is struck laterally and bifurcated to provide a pair of arms 58 adapted to be received in an annular groove 59 formed in the adjacent inner end of the nut element, so that the member 54 and the nut element are restrained against relative axial movement, but are freely rotatable with respect to eachother.

The member 54, however, being at all times nonrotatably connected with the mounting head, insures proper alignment of the locking bolt and the opening 53 whenever the driving member and consequently the mounting head are pushed inwardly to their retracted positions. Upon such alignment the bolt snaps into the opening 53 to secure the assembly against relative movement until the bolt is withdrawn by actuation of the key. The end of the curved portion 55 of the keeper member 54 opposite the arms 58 is struck inwardly, as at 60, to substantially close the longitudinal channel provided by the cut-away portion 57 and thus forms a stop with which the outer end of the locking bolt engages, upon its disengagement from the opening 58, the engagement of the locking bolt 34 with the stop 60 i simultaneously effect a driving connect-ion between it and the nut element, and wherein simple positive key controlled means are provided for releasably securing the driving member in concealed position with the driving connection between it and the nut element broken.

What I claim as my inventionis: 1. In, combination, a nut member, a driving member, said members being relatively movable, means on said driving member for effecting a releasable driving connection between the members when in predetermined relative positions, a tool engageable portion on the driving member, means whereby the tool engageable portion of the driving member is exposed to permit the engagement of a tool therewith only-when driving connection is effected between the members, and key controlled means for maintaining the members out of said predetermined relative positions. 2. In-combination, a nut member, a driving member movable with respect to the nut mem-' ber, means for effecting a releasable driving connection between the members when the driving member ism a predetermined relative position with respect to the nut member, N, a tool engageable portion on the vdriving member, and a casing adapted to cover the tool engageable portion to prevent the application of a tool thereto when the driving mem ber is in a position with respect to the .nut

member disabling the driving connection between'the members. v

3. In combination, a driven member, a driving member,v said'members being relatively movable, means for effecting a releasable drlvmg connection between the members when in predetermined relative positions, a tool engageable portion on the driving mem ber movable to and from exposedposition to permit the application of a tool thereto upon I relative movementof the members, said tool engageable portion being exposed at the same, time the driving connection is effected between the members, and key controlled means carried by one of the members for maintaining the members out of said predetermined relative'positions;

t 4. In combination, a driven, member, a driving member, said members being relatively movable, means for effecting a releasable driving connection between the members I when in predetermined relative positions, a tool engageable portion on the driving member, a casing maintaining the members assembled and adapted to cover the tool engageable portion to preventthe application of a tool thereto when the members are in predetermined relative positions other than that at which the driving connection is etfccted between them, 7 and key controlled means for releasably maintaining the members in their last-mentioned relative positions. I

5. In combination with a nut, element, means for turning the same comprising driving member shiftable into and out of en gagement with said nut element, means mounting the'driving member for movement between predetermined limits with respect to the nut element, said driving member having a tool engageable portion of irregular shape projected beyondthe driving member mounting means to permit the engagement of a tool therewith when the driving member is one limit of movement and disposed within the mounting member when the driving member is at its other limit of movement, means yieldably urging the driving member to its first limit of movement, and key controlled means for retaining the driving member inits second mentioned limit of movement against the action of the yielding urging means. V

6. In a device of the character described, a rotatable enclosure, a nut element mounted in said enclosure, a driving member for the I a nut member, a driving member for imparting rotation to the nut member means whereby a: releasable driving connectionis effected between the members when said members are in predetermined relative positions, means tor-yieldably urging the members to said pre determined relativepositions, and means for holding the members out of said" predetermined relative positions including: a, member connected with the nut element and having an aperture, a locking bolt carried by the driving member and cngageable in said aperture, and key controlled means carried by the driving member for withdrawing the lockingbolt from said member aperture.

8. In a device of the character described, a nut member, a driving member for imparting rotation-to thenut member, a lug carried by the driving member and engageable with a recess in the nut member when said members'are in predetermined relative positions to effect a driving connection therebetween, means yieldably urging the members to said predetermined relative position, means for holding the members out of said predetermined relative positions including a member freely rotatably connected with the nut memher and having an apertured portion, a locking bolt carried by the driving member and engageable in said aperture, key controlled means for withdrawingthe lockingbolt from 7 said aperture, and an enclosing casing maintaining the mechanism assembled with the nut member. I

9. In a device of the character described, a nut member, a driving member for the nut member, lugs carried by the drivingmemher and engageable in recesses in the nut member to efiect a driving connection between the members when in predetermined relative positions, spring means interposed between the members for urging the same to said predetermined relative positions, means iorreleasably holding the members out of said predetermined relative positions and including a keeper member freely rotatably connected with the nut member and having an apertured portion extended therefrom to lie adjacent the driving member, a locking bolt carried by. the driving member engageable in the aperture, key actuated means for withdrawing the locking bolt from the aperture, and stop means carried by the extended portion of the keeper member for limiting the movement apart of the nut member and driving member when said members are in their first-mentioned predetermined relative positions.

10. In a lock of thecharacter described, a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted within said casing, a nut engaging member in said casing, mounted to rotate therewith and adapted to occupy a plurality of axial positions'therein, a tool engaging portion at one end of said last named member adapted to retract into or project out ofan aperture at one end of said casing, and means on said nut engaging member to grip said nut when said tool engaging portion projects from saidaperture.

11. In a lock of the character described, a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted within said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing to rotate therewith and adapted to occupy a plurality of axial positions therein, a tool engaging portion at one end of sa d last named member adapted to retract into or project-out of an aperture at one end of said casing, means on said nut engaging member to grip said nut when said tool engaging portion projects from said aperture and means to releasably hold said nut engaging member out of engagement with said nut. I

12..In a lock of thecharacter "described,

a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted within said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing to rotate therewith and adapted to occupy a plurality of axial positions therein, a tool engaging portion at one end of said last named memberadapted to retract into or project out of an aperture at one end of said casing, means on said nut engaging member to grip said nut when said tool engaging portion projects from said aperture, and means including a lock controlled plunger to releasably hold said nut engaging means out of engagement with said nut.

13. In a lock of the character described, a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted in said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing and engageable with said nut to effect rotation thereof, said nut engaging member being axially movable in said casing and rotatable therewith, means constantly urging said members apart, and means limiting the axial separation of said members.

14. In a lock of the character described, a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted in said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing and engageable with said nut to effect rotation thereof, said nut engaging member being axially movable in said casing and rotatable therewith, means constantly urging said members apart, means limiting the axial separation of said members and means releasably retaining said nut engaging member out of engagement with said nut.

15. In a lock of the character described, a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted in said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing and engageable with said nut to effect rotation thereof, said nut engaging member being axially movable in said casing and rotatable therewith, means constantly urging said members apart, means limiting the axial separation of said members and means including a key controlled plunger for releasably retaining said nut engaging member out of engagement with said nut.

16. In a lock of the character described,v

a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted in said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing and engageable with said nut to effect rotation thereof, said nut engaging member being axially movable in said casing and rotatable therewith, means constantly urging said members apart, means limiting the axial separationof said members, and means rotatably mounted on said nut member cooperating with means on said nut engaging member to releasably hold said nut engaging member out of engagement with said nut.

17. In a lock of the character described, a rotatable casing, a nut member mounted in said casing, a nut engaging member mounted in said casing and engageable with said nut to effect rotation thereof, said nut engaging .member being-axially movable in said casing .and rotatable therewith, zmeans constantly urging said members apart, means limiting the axial separation of saidrmembers, and meansrotatarbly mounted on said nut membercooperating with means on said nut engagingmember to releasably hold-said nut engaging member out of engagement with said nut, said means on said nut engagg. member comprising a :key controlled lockingdevice.

18. In a lock of vthecharacter described, a rotatable casing,*.a nut member .mounted within said casing, a nut engagingmember mounted in said casing :to rotate therewith and adapted to occupy a plurality of axial positions therein, a tool engaging portion at oneend of said last named member adapted to retract into or :project out of an aperture at one end "of said casing, means on said nut engaging member to grip said nutmember when said tool engaging portion rojects from said aperture and means rotatably mountedyon said nut 'member cooperating with means on said nut engaging member to releasably hold said nut engaging member inretracted"position.' I 1' 19. In a lock 'of the character described, arotatable' casing, a 'nut member mounted within said casing, a nut engaging member.

mounted'in said casing to rotate therewith and adapted to occupy a pluralityof axial positions therein, a tool engaging portion at one 'end of said last named member adapted to retract into *oriproj'ect out of an aperture at one; end of said rcasing, :ineans "on said nut engagmg member-to grip said nut member when said tool engaging portion projects from said aperture, and means rotatably mounted onrsa id nut member cooperating with means on said nut 'engagingimember to releasably hold said nut engaging member out of engagement'withsaid nut, saidrmeans on said nut engaging member I comprising a key controlled locking device. I i

20. 'In a "loclr o f'f the acharacter described,

a rotatable casing, a nut membermounted within said casing, a nut engaging member within said casing, mounted to rotate therewith and to occupy a plurality of axial positions therein, a tool engaging portion at one end of said last named member adapted to retract into or project out of an aperture at one end of said casing, means on said nut engaging member to grip said nut when said tool engaging portion projects from said aperture, resilient means constantly urging said nut engaging member into its projected position and means to releasably hold said nut engaging means in retracted osition.

21. In a lock of the character escribed, a.

cylindrical casing, a nut member having a portion thereon projectingfrom one end of said casing, a nut engaging member having a tool engaging portion thereon adapted to retract into or project out of an aperture in one end of said casing, and a nut engaging portion at the opposite end of said nut engagr ing member from said tool engaging portion and adapted to engage said nut when said' tool engaging portion is projecting from said aperture and to disengage from said nut when said tool engaging-portion is retracted into said aperture. a I 6- 22. In a lock of the character described,

a cylindrical casing, a nut member having a I portion thereonprojecting from one end of said casing, a nut engaging member having M a tool engaging portion thereon adapted to {5 retract into or project out of an aperture in one end of said casing, a nut engaging portion atthe opposite end of said nut engaging member from said'tool engaging portion and H adapted to engage said nut when said tool 2 engaging portion is projected from said ap- V erture and to disengage from said nut when said tool engaging portion is retracted into said aperture and means constantly urging said nut engaging portion into engagement '5 with said nut. s

' 23. In a lock of the character described, a

cylindrical casing, a nut member having a portion thereon projecting from one'end of said casing, a nut engaging member having 30 a tool engaging portion thereon adapted to I retract into or project out of an aperture onev end of said casing, a nut engaging portion at the opposite end of said nut engaging member from said tool engagingv portion and adapted to engage said nut when said tool engaging portion is projected from said aperture and to disengage from saidnut when said tool engaging portion is retracted into said aperture, means constantly urging said tool engaging portion into said projected position.' and means to releasably hold said nut engaging member with the tool engaging portion in a retracted position. 7

In testimony whereof I have hereunto af- 5- fixed my signature.

1 EDWARD N. JACOBI.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification70/229, 70/208
International ClassificationF16B41/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16B41/005
European ClassificationF16B41/00C